A moment of calm
It’s Alla Heta, BrewMaster at Bell Tea Co, who creates the perfect cup of tea for you
Having a Russian background, tea is perfect for me because we drink so much of it. Growing up, my nanna used to make her own tea from the plants – she would go out and get blackberry leaves to make her own infusion. That’s the strongest memory I have from my childhood. Tea is part of me – it has been part of me all my life.
As a BrewMaster at Bell Tea Co, my role is to source high-quality tea, ensure the taste is consistent and create different flavours and blends. So, I do everything from visiting the farms every year to getting the product, shipping it to New Zealand, checking blending quality, and making sure every batch of tea we receive tastes the way it’s supposed to. Each day is never the same. You never know what you’re coming in to!
MOMENT OF CALM
Every day starts with my tea tastings – it’s my morning routine. Our latest batch of tea will have arrived from production the day before and I try every single batch to make sure the quality is consistent. It’s the only peaceful moment I get in my day, the calm before the storm! I set up my tins, do any approvals, taste the different teas and plan the rest of my time. Then sometimes I’ll come back to the tasting room in the afternoon, it’s the perfect hiding place to enjoy a cup of tea. When I’m selecting my own tea to drink, I choose Bell White Tea Pure, it’s my new favourite.
TEA AND WELLBEING
The act of making a cup of tea is good for your mood. You take your time, you relax, your breathing slows down and you become more peaceful. You don’t rush to have a cup of tea. You grab a cup of coffee when you’re on the run, but when you have a cup of tea, you usually sit down to have it. It’s a calming moment.
Bell White Tea tip:
Alla likes a long brew time, which is why she drinks Bell White Tea Pure. She can leave the tea bag in for at least five minutes without it changing the flavour.
A cup of Bell White Tea Pure is part of Alla’s afternoon ritual, it’s a peaceful moment
in her work day.